Ash of Gods: Redemption – German Translation

Ash of Gods: Redemption by AurumDust is a turn-based RPG that combines tactical combat, CCG elements, and a constantly evolving story in which no one is safe from death, including the main characters.

The story was written by Russian fantasy author Sergey Malitsky; the soundtrack was made by Adam Skorupa, Krzysztof Wierzynkiewicz and Michal Cielecki, whose previous work includes The Witcher, Bulletstorm, Painkiller, EVE Online, Call of Juarez and Shadow Warrior. The game also contains visual novel elements and is, with about 300,000 words, the largest game I’ve translated so far.

The game is now available for PC. Console ports for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One will follow.

Story

“Ash of Gods is the story of three separate protagonists rising in response to a centuries-old menace once thought to be mere folklore.

Ash of Gods’ storyline is constantly evolving in response to players’ choices, sometimes even resulting in death. But, the death of a character is not game over. Instead, the story moves forward with the death of that character and previous choices continuing to impact future events.

Combat in Ash of Gods is a blend of both traditional turn-based strategy and CCG gameplay. While individual tactics will depend upon the skills and classes of your characters, you will unlock and accumulate cards that have the power to unleash powerful abilities, sometimes altering the course of an entire battle.”

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Garden of Oblivion – German Translation

Garden of Oblivion

Garden of Oblivion by Träumendes Mädchen (developer of Ambre and Being Beauteous) is a short horror point & click game about a teenager trapped in a dream-like garden. Will Reven be able to escape? It’s up to you! The new version on Steam offers, among other things, my German translation and more new features. Have fun!

Story

“One day Reven awakens in a strange but beautiful place where the young teenager is treated like a very special guest. There are talking animals, each being rather kind and friendly. Unless the door is mentioned. The one in the back of the garden. But what could be behind that mysterious door? And why Reven isn’t allowed to go out? You shouldn’t try to know the truth…”

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How To Fool A Liar King – German Translation

How To Fool A Liar King is a new otome game by roseVeRte and the sequel to How To Take Off Your Mask. You don’t have to play the first game to understand it, though.

Story

“Regina, our heroine, magically appears in Eroolia. She has no idea how she ended up in Eroolia, and here, she meets Juli and his companions, whom she ends up joining on their journey to Laarz, a country of cat people. Will she be able to return home? Is Regina’s presence in Eroolia an accident or is there a purpose behind it? Can she trust Juli who seems to be full of secrets?”

The visual novel is about 50% longer than the first installment, offers partly animated CGs and Japanese voice acting. With custom theme songs as well as two animated movies, the second game of the Story of Eroolia will not disappoint you!

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The Four Alices – German Translation

The Four Alices by Mia Blais-Côté is  a short visual novel with autistic protagonists. Originally written in Quebec French, the game has been translated into several languages. Among others into German by me! 😉

Story

“A young girl walks in a dark forest.
She meets a mysterious red-haired teenager near a campfire.
The teenager tells her a story.
A story that is far too weird to be true, and yet…”

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Voices from the Sea – German Translation

Voices from the Sea is a free visual novel by Zeiva Inc, the developers of Train of Afterlife and Phantom Seeds.

“Follow the story of a young boy, Cantus as he meets Maris, the mysterious girl by the sea – an experience that will change his life forever. Collect seashells, unlock hidden Wallpapers, Theaters, and Side Stories as you sit back and enjoy this cute relaxing story. The Free Version was funded by Kickstarter.”

In addition to the free version, there is also a upgrade available to buy. In Voices from the Sea – Plus you will get the game with full English voice acting, character, image, & music gallery as well as nine wallpapers, three theaters scenes and two side stories.

Voices from the Sea on the official site

Voices from the Sea on Steam

Café 0 ~The Sleeping Beast~ – German Translation

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Café 0 ~The Sleeping Beast~ by roseVeRte is the sequel to the popular Mystery Visual Novel Café 0 ~The Drowned Mermaid~ from 2011. With better art, an original soundtrack, a theme song and a playtime twice as long as the first game, this visual novel is a worthy sequel.

The Present
The story starts in a village with an atmosphere akin to Europe in the 19th century.
There is a big noble villa there where Corliss Green is working.

One day she wakes up and finds herself in front of a weird café.
Noir, the waiter, tells her that she has already died, but failed to go to the heaven and, as a lost spirit, she ended up at the entrance to Café 0.

He later gave Corliss a chance to return to a week before she died.

But does she really need to go to the heaven?
And what is the truth behind her untimely death?

The Past
Sophie Evans works as a midwife.
She is a cheerful woman and everybody likes her.

What is her relation to the missing incident 15 years ago?

Of course Café 0 ~The Sleeping Beast~ offers full Japanese voice acting, just like the prequel. Also you don’t have to play Café 0 ~The Drowned Mermaid~ in order to understand this story!

Café 0 ~The Sleeping Beast~ on Steam

Café 0 ~The Sleeping Beast~ for Android

Where We Lay Our Scene – Review

Where We Lay Our Scene

Where We Lay Our Scene is the latest visual novel by Cyanide Tea and was a project for NaNoRenO 2016. With four character routes and 13 different endings, it was an ambitious project, but you can tell from the very beginning that it was worth the effort. I want to highlight some things I really liked about WWLOS here:

All of the characters find themselves at some kind of crossroads in their lives and have to deal with certain issues concerning for example identity, profession, or a mixture of both. I’m sure many players will be able to identify with at least one of the characters, because the cast is extremely diverse. Not only do all of the characters have unique personalities, they also develop throughout the game and become realistic and palpable persons. Furthermore, the game features characters of different nationalities, sexualities, and body types.

The CGs fit to the tone of the respective character’s route perfectly and although I wish there were more CGs, I feel like they summarize the essence of the depicted relationship. Speaking of art: I just knew Auro wouldn’t disappoint! The art is top-notch; the sprites and backgrounds are detailed and we get to see the cast in many different outfits and poses, while the GUI looks nice and clean, making the game look very polished.

Where We Lay Our Scene Screenshot

It was very easy for me to fall in love with Christian, Oliver, Sacha and Viola, because they all showed certain features I find in myself, and although Rainier’s route wasn’t as engrossing for me as the other routes, it only proves that the game offers something for every taste. Personally, I liked that the game tackles important topics while being fun and engaging – I think it’s great for people who have to deal with similar problems in their lives, that they can identify with fictional characters and can take away something for their personal real life. There’s no better way to learn something new, to become a better, more open-minded person while experiencing something in a fun way, because like Oscar Wilde already knew, “life imitates art”.

Christian Marino has become a household name, what with his face and body always visible when you open a magazine or look out your subway train window. But now famous model Christian Marino finds himself at a crossroads. What will he do with his life once his well-known and much-cherished looks fade? Is there even anything more to him below the surface that everyone else sees? As he considers these issues of future and identity, he’s suddenly cast as the lead role in a film based on a bestselling novel. With fresh new challenges to face in an unfamiliar environment, this just might be the solution Christian was looking for—to more problems than one.

Do yourself a favor and play the demo of the game! With its $4.99 price tag it has a more than fair price. Also stay tuned for the upcoming Greenlight campaign, so the game can eventually be released on Steam.

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